What is early childhood/special education?

Early childhood and special education helps you prepare to teach both infants and toddlers, along with meeting the educational, social, emotional, and vocational needs of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.

Why should I consider majoring in early childhood/special education?

You might like this major if you also like: helping people who appear to be different; working with people one-on-one; multitasking; working with very young children; watching them grow and change; volunteering or working part-time at daycare or community centers; crafts; games; puppet shows; team sports; being creative; tutoring.

What will I learn from studying early childhood/special education?

Early childhood/special education works with young children and those with disabilities, and helps them to learn and grow.

What interests and values are related to early childhood/special education?

Consider this major if you are good at: active listening, caring/nurturing, coaching, communicating, critical reading/thinking, empathizing with children’s thoughts or feelings, teamwork, leadership, and organizing

What career fields are related to early childhood/special education?

  • Pre-school Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Teacher Aide
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Education Administrator

How can I learn more about early childhood/special education?

Occupational Outlook Handbook  
DISCOVER Career Guidance and Information System  

Contact Source:

College of Education and Human Development Academic Discovery Center

Location: Hinckley 309

Phone: 208-496-9850

Email: CEHDacademicdiscoverycenter@byui.edu